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Public Debt, Inequality, and Power
by Sandy Hager - University of California Press , 2016
This book is the first comprehensive historical analysis of public debt ownership in the United States. It reveals that ownership of federal bonds has been increasingly concentrated in the hands of the 1 percent over the last three decades.
An Introduction to Business Mathematics
by Henk van Elst - arXiv , 2015
These lecture notes provide a self-contained introduction to the mathematical methods required in a Bachelor degree programme in Business, Economics, or Management. A special focus is set on applications in quantitative economical modelling.
Topics in Stochastic Portfolio Theory
by Alexander Vervuurt - arXiv , 2015
Stochastic Portfolio Theory is a framework in which the normative assumptions from classical financial mathematics are not made, but in which one takes a descriptive approach to studying properties of markets that follow from empirical observations.
by Zura Kakushadze - arXiv , 2014
These are the lecture notes for an advanced Ph.D. level course, primarily focused on an introduction to stochastic calculus and derivative pricing with various stochastic computations recast in the language of path integral, which is used in physics.
Construction Financial Management
by S. L. Tang - Bookboon , 2014
This is a textbook on construction financial management written in simple English for undergraduate students who study construction related programmes. It is also suitable for postgraduate students who are less familiar with financial management.
Derivative Markets: An Introduction
by AP Faure - Bookboon , 2013
Forwards, futures, swaps, options, hybrids and a category 'other' (credit derivatives, weather derivatives, etc.) make up the derivative markets. The word is drawn from 'derive' and means that the derivative instrument cannot exist on its own.
Analysis and Linear Algebra for Finance
by Patrick Roger - Bookboon , 2013
These volumes present the elements of analysis and linear algebra used in financial models and in microeconomics. Functions and matrices are developed in part I and vector spaces, linear mappings and optimization methods are developed in part II.
Mathematical Models in Portfolio Analysis
by Farida Kachapova - Bookboon , 2013
This book explains portfolio modelling in financial mathematics as a consistent mathematical theory with all steps justified. Topics include mean-variance portfolio analysis and capital market theory. The book contains many examples with solutions.
Fixing Global Finance
by Kavaljit Singh - Madhyam and SOMO , 2010
The aim of this book is to stimulate a debate on reforming the global finance. It examines recent problems afflicting the global financial system. It enunciates guiding principles and offers concrete policy measures to create a more stable system.
Rethinking the Role of the State in Finance
- World Bank Publications , 2012
This report synthesizes new and existing evidence on the state's performance as financial sector regulator, overseer, promoter, and owner. It calls on state agencies to provide strong regulation and supervision and ensure healthy competition...
Financial Decision-making and Investor Behaviour
by Peter Dybdahl Hede - BookBoon , 2012
Behavioural finance uses our knowledge of psychology to improve our understanding of how individual investors make financial decisions. This book provides an introduction to behavioural finance, investor behaviour and financial decision-making.
Company Valuation and Share Price
by Robert Alan Hill - BookBoon , 2012
This is an investor's guide to company share valuation in today's volatile markets using performance measures published by stock exchanges worldwide, plus other source material drawn from company data, analyst reports and the internet.
by Peter Dybdahl Hede - BookBoon , 2012
Behavioural finance, with its emphasis on the numerous biases and heuristics, puts a human face on the financial markets, recognizing that market participants are subject to biases that have predictable effects on prices.
A Basic Course in the Theory of Interest and Derivatives Markets
by Marcel B. Finan - Arkansas Tech University , 2011
This manuscripts is designed for an introductory course in the theory of interest and annuity. Each section contains the embedded examples with answer keys. The manuscript is suitable for a junior level course in the mathematics of finance.
Behavioral Finance and Investment Management
by Arnold S. Wood - Research Foundation Publications , 2010
A portfolio of different insights by different authors -- all intended to help us make better choices. Each piece touches on our biases, our embedded beliefs, and considers how these biases and beliefs can help as well as hinder our decisions.
Finance for Non-financial Managers
by MTD Training - BookBoon , 2010
This textbook explains what all of the financial statements of a company means from a non finance point of view. Explained in easy to understand language, you will soon gain a great insight into the finance aspects of a company.
Stochastic Processes for Finance
by Patrick Roger - BookBoon , 2010
Topics: Discrete-time stochastic processes (Markov chains , Martingales); Continuous-time stochastic processes (General framework, Brownian motion); Stochastic integral and Ito's lemma (Girsanov theorem, Stochastic differential equations).
Portfolio Theory and Financial Analyses
by Robert Alan Hill - BookBoon , 2010
The book evaluates Modern Portfolio Theory for future study. We learn why anybody with the software and a reasonable financial education can model portfolios. We learn why investors and not their computers should always interpret their results.
Probability for Finance
by Patrick Roger - BookBoon , 2010
The book is intended to be a technical support for students in finance. Topics: Probability spaces and random variables; Moments of a random variable; Usual probability distributions in financial models; Conditional expectations and Limit theorems.
Global Imbalances and the Collapse of Globalised Finance
by Anton Brender, Florence Pisani - Centre for European Policy Studies , 2010
The world economy is recovering from the most disastrous episode in the history of globalization. The authors argue that the main problems were deeply rooted and are to be found in two developments that for many years were left uncontrolled.
Strategic Financial Management: Exercises
by Robert Alan Hill - BookBoon , 2009
By following the same structure as the companion text, this book of exercises tests your knowledge of Strategic Financial Management. It also develops a number of theoretical concepts outlined in the companion text as a guide to further study.
Strategic Financial Management
by Robert Alan Hill - BookBoon , 2008
In a world of political, social and economic uncertainty, Strategic Financial Management is under pressure. This book reviews the subject within the context of current events. Each chapter contains Activities to test understanding at your own pace.
Randomness and Optimal Estimation in Data Sampling
by M. Khoshnevisan, at al. - American Research Press , 2002
The purpose of this book is to postulate some theories and test them numerically. It is designed for graduates and researchers who are active in the area of estimation and data sampling applied in financial survey modeling and applied statistics.
Financial Sector Assessment: A Handbook
- World Bank Publications , 2005
This Handbook presents an overall analytical framework for assessing financial system stability and developmental needs, providing broad guidance on approaches, methodologies, and techniques of assessing financial systems.
Mathematical Finance: Introduction to continuous time financial market models
by Christian-Oliver Ewald - Social Science Electronic Publishing , 2007
These are the lecture notes for a course in continuous time finance. Contents: stochastic processes in continuous time, financial market theory, stochastic integration, explicit financial market models, and portfolio optimization.
International Financial Reporting
by Marco Mongiello - BookBoon , 2009
The author explains the informational value of an annual report under the IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Topics as the Balance sheet, Income statement, Cash flow statement and Statement of changes in equity are explained.
- BookBoon , 2008
This free book provides a comprehensive overview of the most important topics covered in a corporate finance course. Subjects as Value and Opportunity Cost of Capital, Budgeting, Market efficiency and Options are explained.
Partial Differential Equations for Finance
by Robert V. Kohn - New York University , 2003
An introduction to those aspects of partial differential equations and optimal control most relevant to finance: PDE’s naturally associated to diffusion processes, Kolmogorov equations and their applications, linear parabolic equations, etc.
Applied Quantitative Finance
by W. Härdle, T. Kleinow, G. Stahl - Springer , 2002
The book is designed for researchers who wish to develop professional skill in modern quantitative applications in finance. It presents solutions, theoretical developments and method proliferation for many practical problems in quantitative finance.
The Basics of Financial Mathematics
by Richard F. Bass , 2003
Lecture notes on mathematical finance - figuring out the price of options and derivatives. The text civers elementary probability, the binomial asset pricing model, advanced probability, the continuous model, and term structure models.
Financial Numerical Recipes in C++
by Bernt Arne Ødegaard , 2007
Useful examples and algorithms for people working within the field of finance. Typical examples are option/derivatives pricing, term structure calculations, mean variance analysis. The author made C++ subroutines that implements common algorithms.